Microchipping your pet

Microchipping your pet ensures you have the best chance of finding them again quickly and easily should they go missing.

Is it Compulsory to have my Pet Microchipped?

UK and Ireland Timeline

England - The microchipping of dogs in England became compulsory on 6th April 2016.

Wales - The microchipping of dogs in Wales became compulsory on 6th April 2016.

Scotland - The microchipping of dogs in Scotland became compulsory on 6th April 2016.

Northern Ireland - Compulsory microchipping of dogs was introduced in April 2012 with all dogs held under an individual dog licence requiring a microchip.

The Republic of Ireland - Compulsory microchipping of dogs was introduced on a phased basis, beginning with puppies from September 2015 and to include dogs from March 2016.

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